Moving to a new home can
be a difficult transition, even when it’s across the street. For some people, they may have a never-ending to-do list of services that they need: movers, packers, planners, and other specialists are able to quickly move you from one place to another, but they often charge a pretty high price to do so.

On the flip side, you have the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mover; someone who wants to move to their new home with no help from anyone. This can be a great, money-saving idea, but is it right for you? If you are one of the two types of people below, then it just might be.

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The Planner

If you’re a planner, the DIY move is one that you can probably handle yourself. While you may be more comfortable making lists and checking them twice, planning a solo move eliminates the one thing that causes most moves to fail: lack of planning. If you aren’t comfortable winging it, then it’s much more likely that you will have success moving to a new home by yourself. After all, your moving checklist has a checklist.

The Handyman

It’s not just a change of address; it’s a challenge that you’re ready for.

You have had your own belt sander since you were in diapers, and when other kids were playing games, you were building things. You are the handyman (or handywoman). One of the things that separate someone who is handy from someone who isn’t is their ability to roll with the punches and get up when they’re knocked down. If you’re moving by yourself, it’s likely that you will get hit with a couple of unforeseen obstacles.

Whether your truck is too small or you have a few problems navigating furniture into your new home, your ability to think through these obstacles and come up with solutions makes you an ideal candidate for a DIY move.

These are only two of the types of people that are able to handle a DIY move well, but if you fit into one of them, then you might just be able to save some money on your move by tackling it yourself. When you’re done for the day, all that will be left is to sit back, relax, and fire up that new TV package that you ordered.